Celebrating its 7th year in 2014, the Gettysburg Fest is an annual, highly anticipated event— for both area residents and visitors alike— with attendance from 30 states and the District of Columbia. The Gettysburg Fest celebrates Gettysburg by presenting an eclectic mix of local, regional and national artists through its programming of traditional and contemporary music, visual and culinary arts.
The Gettysburg Festival showcases the region’s existing and emerging contemporary arts culture, against the historical backdrop of Gettysburg—and leverages the internationally-known, positive “Gettysburg brand” to attract active visiting consumers, enhance the quality of life for residents of the region, and contribute to the overall “coolness factor” of the region.
Mark Your Calendars: June 17-21, 2015 and June 15-19, 2016
Connect your business to the energy and vitality of the Gettysburg area through our celebration of contemporary arts and culture— set against the backdrop of history and Americana.
As a result of a strategic marketing partnership with the Gettysburg Fest, you will gain access to thousands of active consumers who already maintain a very positive impression of Gettysburg’s international brand, as you promote your products and services to them.
The Gettysburg Festival enhances the quality of life for area residents by elevating the overall “coolness factor” of the region. The energy created by the festival improves regional businesses ability to retain and recruit top talent, while attracting additional investment into the Gettysburg area.
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4th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart!
Sponsored by Kennies' Markets
and Saturday, December 7th - 9:00am-4:00pm
at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College
(HACC -731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA)
The event is FREE, with a ticketed reception on Friday from 5:00-7:00.
Tickets for the reception are $15 per individual and $25 per couple and can be purchased in advance through the Gettysburg Festival office, at the door or through EventBrite. Reception sponsored by Lord Nelsons Gallery and James Gettys Hotel and catered by SCCAP Foodservice Development Program under the direction of Jeremy Schaffner. Features wines from Adams County Winery and Hauser Estate Winery and eggnog from Turkey Hill.
Featuring an exhibit of gingerbread houses and gingerbread men made by area residents and businesses, the Gingerbread Celebration is a fundraiser for non-profit organizations, Gettysburg Festival and Survivors, Inc. Free and open to the public both days, this year’s event will feature new entry categories with prizes, “People’s Choice” voting, a live auction of gingerbread houses and a ticketed reception from 5-7 Friday evening. The Gingerbread Celebration will also play host to the popular Holiday Mart, featuring vendor booths from area artisans and crafters, where attendees can purchase unique, holiday-themed gifts.
Activities for children, including a visit from Santa on Saturday from 1-3 pm.
ENTRY CATEGORIES & PRIZES*:
• Families and School-aged children - $100 prize sponsored by Under the Horizon Pottery and Arts Studio
• Amateur and Home Bakers - $300 prize sponsored by Stephanie Lower and Jeff Shaara
• Professional Chefs - $300 prize sponsored by Re/Max of Gettysburg – Barbara Zimmerman and Suzanne Christiansen
• Gingerbread Men & Women - $50 gift card prize sponsored by Ragged Edge Coffeehouse
• Business Challenge – Ginger Trophy
Winners will be determined by “People’s Choice” votes submitted throughout the event.
If the thought of designing a gingerbread house is too daunting, there is a new option to design a Gingerbread Man/Woman. Also new this year, area businesses are invited to gather co-workers together to submit an entry to win the soon-to-be highly-coveted traveling “Ginger Trophy” in the Business Challenge category.
Entry submissions are being accepted until November 22nd.
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$30,000 Match Drive
2014 promises to be a special year for the Gettysburg Festival, Inc. organization. As the spotlight from the 150th commemoration moves on, the Gettysburg Fest will be one of the primary events to attract tourists to our region and to enhance the quality of life for area residents.
We believe in the Gettysburg Fest and the role that it plays in the life of our community. It showcases the contemporary arts and culture of the region and provides quality entertainment for those of us who call the Gettysburg area “home”.
Three angel donors from our community believe so strongly in the Gettysburg Festival, Inc. organization that they have pledged a total of $30,000 to match any new dollars, 1:1 that are donated as a result of this appeal. A $25 gift will result in $50 for the Festival, $100 will become $200, and so on.
If you have already made a gift in 2013, the challenge will match any additional dollars you donate at this time. If you are making your first gift for 2013, the entire amount will be matched!
Please click here to be directed to our Friends of the Festival page